Handling Stolen Goods is an offence brought under the Theft Act 1968. It is also known as ‘fencing’. There are strong penalties for knowingly buying stolen goods or property or buying them if there is a likelihood they have been stolen and then selling them on.
The Law states that a person must know or believe that the goods are stolen or have helped someone keep, sell or dispose of property that you know or believe has been stolen.
The offence is classed as an either way offence which means it can be heard in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court depending on how serious the offence is. The offence carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. It is more serious than an offence of theft therefore it is essential that you obtain the correct legal advice as soon as possible. So contact MMA LAW to discuss your case we are happy to advise you regarding all aspects of the offence.
The Police usually whilst investigating a related offence will be suspicious of why a person has a more luxurious item than they can afford and will begin an investigation to prove the items are stolen.
If you or someone you know is being investigated or charged with the offence of Handling Stolen goods contact MMA LAW. We can provide free legal representation at the Police Station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you contact us we will provide you with a same day appointment between the hours of 9am till 5pm with one of our specialists Solicitors. You will have access to one of our Solicitors on daily basis should you wish to speak to them.
MMA LAW represents clients at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Appeal Courts. We have the experience and knowledge of providing you with the very best defence and will discuss your case with you and keep you updated throughout your case.